Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Ontario
Locations: London, Ontario, Canada; Hong Kong
Recognized for excellence both in Canada and worldwide, the MBA Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business is uniquely defined by its outstanding track record for developing leaders and accelerating career success. The Ivey learning experience is action-oriented and prepares leaders who will have the breadth and capacity to see the bigger picture and to lead initiatives that enhance the whole enterprise. Ivey case studies cover issues that cross every functional area and industry, giving students the confidence and expertise to make sure they’re successful in their career no matter what their future holds. In addition to teaching business fundamentals through the case method, Ivey also teaches five leadership essentials designed to develop and hone leadership abilities. Ivey develops leaders through constant individual and team challenges: volume, complexity, imposed stress levels – providing opportunities for leaders to step forward every day, and forcing leadership in certain program elements.
The Executive MBA program at the Richard Ivey School of Business uses case-based learning to produce business leaders with the analytical and decision-making skills necessary to succeed in an evolving global business world. Following a Cross-Enterprise Leadership approach to business education, the Ivey EMBA program uses 15 integrated courses to generate knowledge in the three key areas of executive leadership: general management, business environment, and personal leadership. The program concludes with the Executive Client Field Project, in which Ivey students have the opportunity to develop a strategic plan on behalf of the senior management of an external client company. Upon completion of the program, Ivey graduates are welcomed into a global network of more than 20,000 alumni.
Thunderbird School of Global
Location: Glendale, Arizona, US
Founded in 1946, Thunderbird was the first graduate management school in the US focused exclusively on global business. With global operations in the US, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Russia, Central and South America, Singapore and China, Thunderbird is regarded as the world’s leading institution in the education of global managers.
Offering a unique educational experience that teaches real-world skills for a dynamic global marketplace,Thunderbird produces graduates who are distinguished by a global mindset that allows them to work successfully with individuals from diverse cultures and to manage effectively in different social, economic, and political environments. Thunderbird is sought out not only by students worldwide, but also by companies seeking to gain the management skills they need to succeed in today’s global economy.
McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas
Location: Austin, Texas, US
The Texas MBA is built around four key pillars to educate tomorrow’s leaders: knowledge and understanding; responsibility and integrity; communication and collaboration; and a world view of business and society. All Texas MBA programs incorporate world-renowned faculty known for groundbreaking research, easy access to industry leaders and myriad opportunities for real-world experience.
Students may be at a point in their career when technical experience and skills are not enough to get them to the next level. To advance, they need to know it: all-accounting, finance, operations, marketing, strategy and more. More important, they must demonstrate their ability to lead. McCombs School of Business’ highly ranked Texas MBA programs can help students reinvent themselves and achieve their goals. Each program is designed to suit individual needs depending on where students are in their career.
Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California, US
Leading through innovation is a mindset students develop and perfect in the Berkeley MBA program. It’s a way of thinking and a set of skills that students will apply to organizations in the future. Students discover how to seize opportunities, challenge conventional wisdom and lead with creativity.
Berkeley’s entire Haas School culture is about fresh thinking and new ideas. This is Berkeley, after all. Students’ education as an innovative leader is anchored in the fundamentals of management and the latest theories and best practices in business. An integral part of management education is their ability to leverage the strengths of one of the truly great universities in the world – UC Berkeley.
Stern School of Business at New York University
Location: New York, New York, US
TRIUM is the first EMBA program to deliver a truly global educational experience through a unique alliance of three world-renowned universities: NYU Stern, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and HEC School of Management, Paris (HEC Paris). Senior-level executives from around the world and across industries choose TRIUM to equip themselves with the knowledge, networks and perspective to address business issues on a global scale. TRIUM is unique in that it integrates international socio-political and economic policy into its business curriculum, a critical context for success in today’s global economy. Students participate in 10 modules in five countries over 16 months. As graduates they earn one MBA degree issued jointly by the three schools, and gain access to each school’s alumni network and that of TRIUM.
Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US
The focus of the full-time and part-time Tepper MBA experience is the development of exceptional leadership skills that accelerate and support career success across industries, functions and management situations. The flexibility and depth of options available are designed to provide a specific skill set during critical phases of learning. In other words, the coursework builds and intensifies as students increasingly gain the necessary tools, knowledge and skills.
The MBA program is primarily a two-year, full-time program with most students completing an internship in the summer between the first and second year of study. An early graduation option is available, which allows full-time students to complete their studies in 16 months.
Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, US
Leadership in business requires the ability to process information quickly, articulate a compelling vision, make effective decisions, and mobilize an organization to act in the face of challenges presented by an ever-changing global business landscape. But that’s just the start. Ross’ goal is to prepare students to lead globally diverse teams, consider the role of business in society and build organizational cultures that foster innovation.
Throughout the 20-month MBA program, Ross Leadership Initiative supplements classroom learning by providing a set of experiences and explorations that will help students understand their own strengths and develop into an effective leader. The Ross MBA curriculum prepares students to lead by offering a combination of rigorous fundamentals, practical experience and the freedom to explore.
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